Brachial Plexus
Injuries

 

The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that sends signals from your spine to your shoulder, arm and hand. A brachial plexus injury occurs when these nerves are stretched, compressed, or in the most serious cases, ripped apart or torn away from the spinal cord. Severe brachial plexus injuries can leave your arm paralyzed, with a loss of function and sensation.

Patient with tetraplegia benefit from the same nerve and tendon transfers.


 

Peripheral nerves link the brain and spinal cord to the other parts of the body, such as muscles and skin. They are fragile and easily damaged. A nerve injury can interfere with the brain's ability to communicate with muscles and organs. Injury can occur from an accident or broken bone, a nerve being compressed due to a narrow passageway, a tumor or other disease. Other causes are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Cubital Tunnel.

Peripheral Nerve Injuries

Common Conditions
of the Hand, Wrist & Elbow

 

  • Injuries, trauma, fractures & tendon or 
    ligament injuries of the hand, wrist or arm

  • Arthritis

  • Hand contracture (Dupuytrens)

  • Neurological conditions affecting the upper limb

  • Occupational overuse injuries

  • Nerve & tendon post operative rehabilitation

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